Theoneste Nsanzabarinda

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT THEONESTE NSANZABARINDA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 1 and UNAI 1

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“As a Millennium Fellow, I am excited to meet with the other leaders passionate in International and sustainable development. Hopefully, with my fellow students will bring Tremendous Deep-rooted impact to the community and hence changing the world better than Ever. Together with the same goals, we can make significant positive impacts on this world we are living.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Icyerekezo project support the agriculturist from high mountain to get the agroforestry trees which supports the land users to reduce to maintain their land during rainy season as well as booming the biodiversities. In facts, these trees can control runoff and soil erosion, thereby reducing losses of water, soil material, organic matter and nutrients. Hence enhancing the excellent quality of the soil materials and will result in sustaining the development through improving the agriculture sector, the backbone of our country economy.

Since January, the project will be providing 50 trees to 10 households in every two months. Therefore, In September 2020, this project will be having distributed at 250 trees to the community people. The community will not only benefit from controlling and management of their land, but they will also get the trees for building as well as firewood.

About the Millennium Fellow

Theoneste Nsanzabarinda is a Rwandan senior at African Leadership University (ALU-Rwanda) Studying Computer Science. He is an end-to-end product developer(User experience, full-stack engineering) who takes a comprehensive view of the whole System.

Theoneste inherently understands that the customer is the single most valuable asset an organisation can have. And he is driven by the unrelenting pursuit of a customer-driven focus, ideals and user experience. From his experience, he usually believes that, In additional to collaboration, hardworking is the secrete of success.

Thabitha Ewoenam Kamalo

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT THABITHA EWOENAM KAMALO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 1 and UNAI 1

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“I am very excited to be a Millennium Fellow. The fellowship does not only give me the platform to be among a community of leaders and exchange best practices towards sustainable development but also boost my capabilities to making an impact and train me to incorporate the needed skills for solving challenges.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

The project bringing back Africa's cultural identity in today's fashion provides training to unemployed youths within Kigali city in Rwanda. The main goal of the project is to help youth acquire the skills of using beads in producing accessories. At the end of this project, we hope to bring in at least five participants onboard and raise $500 to purchase materials and tools to begin production.

About the Millennium Fellow

Thabitha Ewoenam Kamalo is a student at the African Leadership University studying International Business and Trade. Thabitha upholds to the understanding that pursuing IBT will help her understand the disciplines of business operation within an international context. Also, how to analyze both local and global business challenges with diverse cultures and emerging with solutions to work them out. She is currently the founder of ThaTheom, a sole proprietorship that deals in the production and sales of accessories mostly beaded bags.

Connect with Thabitha via LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook.

Mwiza Simbeye

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MWIZA SIMBEYE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 2 and UNAI 1

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Millennium Fellowship Project

During the 2016-2017 farming season, the country was invaded by deadly pests known as Fall armyworms which affected more than 172,000 hectares of maize fields in all 10 provinces in Zambia. The cost of containing the outbreak ran into millions of Kwacha. In response, AgriPredict was born in 2016 with the desire to make a difference.

AgriPredict is an agri-tech company that applies cutting-edge technologies in machine learning and artificial intelligence in agriculture to reduce risks such as pests and droughts.

Measurable Goals:

  • Roll out pilot project located in Eastern Province targeting 17000 farmers via 353 lead farmers.

  • Scale-up. Conduct training workshops for lead farmers in order to reach 41000 farmers in Central Province.

  • Marketing vial local rural radio stations and newspapers

  • Conduct training workshops for lead farmers targeting 129 000 farmers in North Western Province.

  • Assessment to determine effectiveness of training.

About the Millennium Fellow

Mwiza Simbeye is a tech enthusiast and aficionado who is driven by passion for change. He is a computer science student at the African Leadership University and is currently leading an AI Lab at the university; to foster research and development for AI at the university to solve common problems on the continent under agriculture, healthcare and transport. The topics he binges on are artificial intelligence, the blockchain, cryptography and algorithms. All these fields are tied to something he is passionate about. Regarding artificial intelligence, he has always seen the need to use data and algorithms for social good. He has also had a great deal of experience working with AI through a start-up he co-founded (http://www.agripredict.com). Working with the engineering team to design and build image recognition model architecture for plant disease and pest recognition that is currently used by 27,000 farmers under the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation project in eastern Zambia.

Currently, his work under the Google AI Mentorship Research program is centered around demand forecasting in DC mini grids. He is trying to use the power of crowdsourcing to solve the lack of affordable and clean energy in Africa, while at the same time, creating a sustainable source of Income for low-income earners in rural areas in Africa. In order to achieve this, he believes in the need to decentralize energy generation and distribution via smart metering boxes. But these boxes effectiveness will rely on by the second forecasts to help stabilise the decentralised grid. At the same time making sure we do not give too much or too little to the grid with respect to in-house demand. This also enables people to sell their energy and earn money from owning a solar panel. Under this program, he is mentored by a research scientist at Google Brain on how to approach a research problem to actualise a research paper with results that are either experimentally or theoretically correct.

Connect with Mwiza via Twitter.

Josue Ngendahimana

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JOSUE NGENDAHIMANA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 8 and UNAI 1

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“I want to acquire a set of skills that shall be applied to my recurring project.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Hiplug is an online-based social network that provides freelance opportunities to the youth across the country by linking them to potential customers willing to hire them based on their skills. This semester, we hope to create a network of 500+ people of sellers and buyers of online services.

About the Millennium Fellow

Josue Ngendahimana is a sophomore at the African Leadership University pursuing International Business and Trade. Josue currently serves as a digital marketing intern at Blu Flamingo Digital Africa, a leading digital marketing agency in the East-African region; and he is a passionate change-maker, social-influencer, and community leader.

Connect with Josue via LinkedIn.

Jerrylynn Kariuki

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JERRYLYNN KARIUKI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 7

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“The Millennium fellowship offers me an
extraordinary opportunity to interact with a vast
network of individuals who are passionate and
motivated to bring positive changes in the
world.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Diaryof1000girls is a project that aims to solve gender inequality by creating content that will influence perceptions on gender and mobilize contemporary urban youth between 16 and 30yrs to be more involved in gender advocacy. The mission is to create Content that tells Stories for Gender Equality. Currently, Diaryof1000girls has active online blogs on WordPress and Medium that use storytelling to address different gender and social issues with a focus on girls and women. The blogs have a total of over 80 followers and an average of 500 monthly views. Diaryof1000girls seeks to grow and venture to film and documentary to increase the reach to the targeted audience which is a reach of 2000 people and 60% engagement on the different platforms between August 2019 and November 2020.

About the Millennium Fellow

Jerrylynn Kariuki is a content creator, avid storyteller, and a charismatic social activist. She is passionate about creating content that will influence perceptions and policies on gender matters while maintaining relevance to contemporary urban youth. Jerry believes in harnessing the power of storytelling to educate communities on harmful social norms and spread social awareness.


Jerrylynn is the founder of "Diaryof1000girls, a content hub which creates content that tells stories to promote gender equality. She has interned with the Brand and Marketing teams at Cellulant, ALU and ALU School of Business giving her skills and experience in branding, marketing and communications.

Connect with Jerrylynn via Instagram, Twitter & Medium.

Jeremiah Thoronka

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JEREMIAH THORONKA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 7 and UNAI 9

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“Regardless of what you have been through, the power to create change lies within you. All you need to do is give it a chance to manifest itself through you"

Millennium Fellowship Project

Energy and environmental problems are closely related since it is nearly impossible to produce and consume energy without significant environmental impact. The environmental problems directly related to energy production and consumption include air pollution, water pollution, and solid waste disposal. To address these problems pose to the environment, I aim to develop the Optim Energy Device, a new means of energy production through harnessing the vast energy available around us (absorption of heat and vibration from the earth movement, wind, rain, pressure, friction) that will help in mitigate climate change and the provision of electricity that is clean, affordable and accessible.

From August I will continue with my research and by May 2020 I aim to have a prototype that will be able to provide 250 - 300v. By July I must have completed all prototyping processes and must have gotten my first set 50 customers.

About the Millennium Fellow

Jeremiah Thoronka is a Junior student at the African Leadership University (ALU) Rwanda, serving as the Secretary-General of Student Representative Council. He studies Global Challenge with a focus on Energy. He is the founder of the Step Forward Initiative, a social enterprise that envisions a transformative society by the means of its surrounding, coupled with its well being. Jeremiah is passionate about sustainable energy development and with a background in robotics, he is skilled in project development and data analysis with an interested in Renewable energy development.

Connect with Jeremiah via Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn.


Ian Kamanu Wanjohi

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT IAN KAMANU WANJOHI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 1 and UNAI 1

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because of the opportunity it gives me to network with individuals from around Africa and the World who are tackling the same problem. For Africa to grow, we need to embrace the collaborative spirit and toss aside the individualistic approach, and the Fellowship heavily emphasizes that.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Founded in the spirit of giving back to the local community, Pendo Foundation aims to inspire affirmative action and help create a sustainable financial and caring environment for vulnerable people and communities in Africa. Our mission is to provide alternative charitable solutions in major cities like Kigali on the continent affected by poverty, unemployment and massive dropout rate in rural places. We believe in harnessing the power of togetherness and financial inclusivity, in enabling access to opportunities for the marginalized members of society. Learn more about Pendo Foundation on LinkedIn and Instagram.

To forward our mission, we are keen to:

  • Mobilise four outreach events to reach an additional four families before the end of 2019 while providing investment to our current eight families.

  • Engage in partnership activities and educational workshops with existing partners such as the Pink Box Project, to reach 100 girls in primary and secondary school about the importance of sanitation during menstruation.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ian Wanjohi is a Kenyan second-year student at the African Leadership University in Rwanda, majoring in computer science, with a passion for data science and analysis. In his first year, Ian was a member of the Social Transformation Committee, a branch of the Student Council. He worked to champion for social awareness projects and promoted community-building activities at the student residence and on-campus, ensuring capacity building of students and staff.


Ian currently serves as the COO of Pendo Foundation overseeing the logistics, coordination and execution of Pendo's outreach events. He works with a team of ten ambassadors to spread the word, strengthen the brand, and ensure our impact is widespread for a more financially inclusive and sustainable Africa.

Connect with Ian via Instagram & LinkedIn.

Hafsa Ahmed Mohamed

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT HAFSA AHMED MOHAMED, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 3

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“I excited to be Millennium Fellow because I will gain both knowledge and better understanding of other countries, who may have the same or different problems as my country. I want to share my story and my mission, and hope that other people will share their stories and countries with me. I hope that I will grow as a person and learn ways that I could help my country and those in need better.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

EFG (Education for girls), It is the idea to help young girls to be educated and treat equally to a boy in both their homes and countries. My goal is to begin this project in Sep 2019 and to find at least investment within the time. Also, to detect people who are willing to teach as well. Also, to detect people who are willing to teach as well.

About the Millennium Fellow

Hafsa Ahmed Mohamed is a Somali Muslim woman who is from Somaliland a self-declared state, where she growth unit she was 18 when she went to Rwanda to study at ALU. Hafsa is Mandela Centennial Scholar at African Leadership University who will study global challenge next year.

Connect with Hafsa via Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn.

Diane Cyuzuzo

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT DIANE CYUZUZO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“Being or bringing a solution has always been my dream, and I am excited that I was able to join the group of young leaders across the globe with that same heart and spirit of helping and bringing a change to their community. And I can’t wait to use such an opportunity.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Ireme foundation, a nonprofit organisation that provides scholarships and training to the students who are moving from primary to secondary education and believes to see the future of those children to be brightened. This coming year, Ireme aims at sending at least 10 students to school and cover all their tuition and school materials and also provide additional training to them in holidays in order to equip them with all the necessities that would help them to become in future job creators instead of job seekers.

The background doesn’t matter once educated that’s why Ireme focuses on providing quality education to the students who can’t easily afford it since they are the future global leaders who need the chance. And as a result, this will reduce the percentages of dropouts and early marriages due to lack of means.

About the Millennium Fellow

Diane Cyuzuzo will start her junior year at African Leadership University this fall. She is part of Model UN at ALU, she is a Christian who believes in unity at a global level, and she works hard to bring and see change wherever she goes because she takes herself as a global citizen. Diane plans to make this world a better place using her project of helping students from a financially poor background to continue their education through IREME foundation, a non-profit organisation she created. She loves being a motivational speaker because she hates people giving up on their dreams because of the world’s uncertainties.

Connect with Diane via Facebook & LinkedIn.

Clide Odhiambo

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CLIDE ODHIAMBO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 1 and UNAI 2

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“I am so excited to be part of this noble cause and part of the fellowship. Just as like Nelson Mandela says, ' It also seems impossible not until it is done,'. I feel I have done it though it looked impossible at first.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

The Jitoleze Mentorship program will be a program with the aim of developing leaders who challenge the status quo and inspire their communities to build a better future. Youths from a wide ray of life; graduates, students and out of school young people will be trained in attitude change. This will be one of its kind in Busia specifically, and Uganda at large. The Jitoleze mentorship program will be highly elite individuals with the ability to assess and prioritize challenges, making the best use of human, natural and financial resources to improve quality of life for their communities in an equitable and sustainable way. These will be trained by the best faculty in the land in aspects of self awareness, business simulations, practical organization management, ideology, creative thinking, innovation, design thinking and later have attachments to various life-changing organization to create impact in society.

About the Millennium Fellow

Clide Odhiambo is a community transformer, Human rights activist, a youth advocate and a 21st century skills champion. He has a certificate in Teacher education from Kyambogo University (UG), an online certificate course in advocacy from philanthropy university (California). An online diploma certification in Human Rights from African Youth Human Rights and Citizenship Development Initiative (Nigeria), Co-founder and Executive Director Jitoleze Foundation. President Young East African Leaders Initiative. A Mandela centennial scholar, a leadership graduate and a global challenges student with focus in governance and job creation at the African Leadership University (Rwanda).

Clide Odhiambo has love for a transformed community and has given it much of his time and pledges never to rest not until he sees this in his community.

Connect with Clide via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, & Instagram.

Ahmed Ramadan Abdelsame Meshref

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT AHMED RAMADAN ABDELSAME MESHREF, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“" ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ I believe in the power of Education to change communities, especially to the young generation. Therefore, I want to be part of this program to gain international communications to help me achieve success in my project. Therefore, I want to use this opportunity to widen my network of communication and get to know professionals from all over the world as well as entrepreneurs to help me develop my idea and spread it worldwide. Also, I hope to get to know business partners to support me financially.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

ZAAKAR is a web and mobile application designed to help primary, preparatory, and high school African students improve their learning experience by ultimately allowing students to compete against themselves and their friends in a gaming-style environment that specifically focuses on the difficult subjects in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and languages.

Goals:

  1. Widen my network of communication to get an experienced team and sponsors.

  2. Master practical leadership and entrepreneurship skills.

  3. Launch the full website for high school students and promote it in Egypt with Arabic and English languages to reach at least 1000 Egyptian students to study in our platform.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ahmed Meshref is a Computer Science student at the African Leadership University. Ahmed is so interested in using technology to help young Africans to get a quality equation to help them innovate and create "The new Africa".

Connect with Ahmed via Facebook & LinkedIn.

Adjoumani Kobenan Marcellin

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ADJOUMANI KOBENAN MARCELLIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 16 and UNAI 3

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it's an opportunity to collaborate with a global network of people who are sharing common goals of making positive impact in their respective communities. I am passionate about Peace building initiative and honored to be able to connect with a diverse group of people dedicated to make positive change in our global society through Sustainable Development Goals.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Youth Peace Ambassadors is a group of youths who are passionate about positive change in their communities.It is a leadership program focusing on training negotiation skills, especially the role of young people in peacekeeping during conflicts in Africa. The project advances Sustainable Development Goal #16, promoting peace, justice and strong institutions.We are planning to have 5 training sessions in the coming semester in universities. We also raise funds to support children in rural areas who do not have the basic needs to have access to school. We believe that promoting peace is better but one thing we are caring about too is climate change in the world.If we do not take positive action now to fight against climate change, in the next fifty (50) years, natural disaster will be the wars and conflicts we will try to end, and I think as youth, we should take positive actions for the next generation.

About the Millennium Fellow

Adjoumani Kobenan Marcellin is student at African Leadership university studying International Business and Trade.Since 2017,he started working on the Sustainable Development Goals focusing on SDG 16th Peace ,Justice and strong Institution in Africa. Adjoumani is a young peace ambassador of American Friends Service Committee,the Africa regional program.

Connect with Adjoumani via Facebook & LinkedIn.

Smangaliso Areal Mbili

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SMANGALISO AREAL MBILI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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I believe all the challenges the world is currently facing the world will only be changed by us, a generation that is in a transitional phase. What excites me about the Millennium fellowship is the platform and support it offers to committed changemakers. The visibility of other young people who are advancing the sustainable development goals in their different capacities is essential. It is all the motivation one needs to know that they can make an impact now.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Arise Adventures is a youth-led non-profit organization that is aimed at creating innovative programs to engage youth through leadership and entrepreneurial experiences to cultivate original ideas for development in their communities. Arise Adventures provides young people with ideas that have a great potential to impact communities with a unique opportunity to have access to a specialized curriculum to help them develop essential skills to help them establish their ideas. Arise Adventures strives to build a rigorous network of determined young people within the country, connect them to opportunities and resources to scale up their impact in communities. Our aim is to 1) partner with 5 schools, 2) organise 3 festivals, 3) secure 3 annual sponsors.

About the Millennium Fellow

Smangaliso is a sophomore at African Leadership University where he is pursuing a major (mission) in Global Challenges with a focus in education. A graduate of the African Leadership Academy, born and raised in South Africa, Smangaliso has always been drawn to issues surrounding the educational sector and youth development. Having had most of his primary and secondary education in a public school, he has identified public education in South Africa as a challenge that needs to be solved. Currently, he believes youth development and access to quality education are the places to start. When he isn't working on youth development projects, activism or taking classes, Smangaliso enjoys dancing, hiking, cooking, and talking about activism.

Connect with Smangaliso via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & LinkedIn.

Marie Nadine Isimbi

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MARIE NADINE ISIMBI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

African Leadership University l Kigali, Rwanda l Advancing SDG 13 and UNAI 9

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“I am so excited to be a Millennium fellow because for it is the biggest opportunity to be exposed to the whole world, and it will be a good time to discuss with other fellow to problems that the world has. It will be an opportunity to get views and opinions of how you can solve your problem, which will create impact toward the solution that we might implement in the future.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Bamboo project is a future profit organization that is focusing on planting bamboo trees on the area of five acres. We have been looking forward to planting about 1000 seeds. Our main objective is to reforest and preventing from the climate change caused by deforestation in my home area. We also hope to employ about 40 to 50 young people to conserve and guide the forest from poachers. Our initiative has measured it success metrics and we have found that as we have managed to plant 1000 bamboos, we employed 22 people in just cultivation stage. In the previous four months, we have tried to raise $65 local government to support in wedding stage. From those 1000 bamboos, we hope to generate money from them which is about $560 in next 7 months.

About the Millennium Fellow

Isimbi Marie Nadine is a second-year student at African Leadership University studying Global challenge as a major; She is currently a conservation scholar at this university which helps her to work on the conservation project. She is passionate about solving the problems of climate change and life below water.